Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Steamtown Mall

Was able to grab a few views of the ongoing renovation at the Steamtown Mall foodcourt the other day. Work seems to be progressing slowly on the new market they plan on having in this space.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Harrison Avenue Bridge Project

A few views of the ongoing Harrison Avenue bridge replacement project, from Saturday morning. Looks like they may be pouring concrete soon.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Lackawanna Milk Car

One of the few remaining Lackawanna milk cars. This one is rotting away at Steamtown. Everytime we see it, it looks a little worse.

Embassy Vinyl

We stopped by Embassy Vinyl at 352 Adams Avenue yesterday for Record Store Day. Always worth a visit.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Jersey Central 1023

Jersey Central 1023 rusting away at Steamtown. I have to wonder if this will be one of the next cars they scrap.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Baldwin Locomotive Works 26

Baldwin Locomotive Works 26 at Steamtown last Saturday morning. Now that the warmer weather is here we'll be seeing more of BLW 26.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

New York Ontario & Western 105

New York Ontario & Western 105 at Steamtown on Saturday morning.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Electric City Trolley

Philadelphia Suburban 76 making a bunny run the day before Easter at Cedar Avenue. The regular excursion season begins on Thursday April 27, 2017 and runs until Sunday October 29, 2017. The excursions run Thursdays through Sundays at 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon, 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM. There are also some select baseball excursions to the ballpark in Moosic. For more info see the ECTM website.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

44 years ago today Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris opened in the Playhouse Square Cabaret, which was in the lobby of Loew's State Theatre. We hoped the show would run for 3-4 weeks, it ran for over two years. Later it became known as "the show that saved the theatres."
The cast (l-r) David O. Frazier, Providence Hollander, musical director David Gooding,Terry Piteo and Cliff Bemis.
 From The Plain Dealer, April 19. 1973.
 From The Plain Dealer, April 19. 1973.
 From The Plain Dealer, June 1, 1973.
 From The Plain Dealer, June 1, 1973.
From The Plain Dealer Action Tab, July 12, 1974.
The lobby of Loew's State Theatre during the run of Brel.

Much more info can be found here in the 40th anniversary post.

All photos by William Gesten/Foto Arts Inc.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Unusual Load

On Saturday we spotted this unusual load along Ridge Row. This may be headed to the new power plant in Jessup, or maybe not, don't know for sure.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

A scene from one of McCormick's prologues at the Allen.
From Exhibitors Herald, December 24, 1921.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Scranton Skyline

View from the Harrison Avenue bridge last Sunday afternoon. The new bridge can be seen at bottom.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday

On the U of S campus, a couple months ago.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Pinwheels

Pinwheels on Courthouse Square, from Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Stafford Meadow Brook

Stafford Meadow Brook, near the south end of Laurel Line tunnel last Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Lehigh Valley 414

Lehigh Valley 414 at Steamtown on Saturday afternoon.